• Volume 4 Number 6 - June 2009


    South Carolina’s artificial-reef sites draw a variety of species that can keep fishermen busy year-round.

    When the summer sun starts to simmer the South Carolina surf, it’s a great time to shove off toward the eastern horizon. There, the water depths provide fish an escape from the heat and an ample supply of oxygen.

    Fish deep and around brush to catch post-spawn crappie at Santee Cooper.

    Fishing for post-spawn crappie on the Santee Cooper lakes has almost become a lost art — and not because of too few crappies; papermouths are still found in good numbers and certainly in slab sizes.

    Georgetown kings provide fishermen with plenty of nearshore opportunities.

    When it comes to catching king mackerel, June and Georgetown are stuck in the middle — and that’s not so bad.

    Blue cats and flatheads add dimension to Lake Wylie’s great channel catfish fishery.

    Catfish anglers in South Carolina are certainly on a roll. They have enjoyed a boom the past few years, with new opportunities in more lakes.

    And the good news continues to get better.

    More than the weather is hot; barrier islands provide great inshore fishing for summer reds, flounder and trout.

    Whether you are a fisherman who lives in the area year-round or a vacationing angler heading to the coast, the waters around Edisto, Kiawah, and Seabrook islands hold a lot of potential if you’re looking this month to score that inshore slam — redfish, speckled trout and flounder.

    This hot-weather Hartwell pattern covers both ends of the fishing spectrum.

    André Powell’s travels as a football coach have helped him develop into a well-rounded bass fisherman.